Evaluation of a Mentoring Program for New Pediatric Department Chairs
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Health and Medical Administration | Medical Education | Pediatrics
In 2007 the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) became concerned about the high turnover rate of pediatric department chairs (PDC). In a study of 123 departments, there was a mean annual turnover rate of 17%,1 and the rate was particularly high among new and female PDC. A later study showed that there were very high rates of dissatisfaction and high “burnout” scores among PDC.2 To address this concern, AMSPDC developed a New Chair's Committee charged with developing a formal mentoring program specifically for new PDC.
DOI of Published Version
J Pediatr. 2015 Oct;167(4):787-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.06.069. Link to article on publisher's site
The Journal of pediatrics
Felice ME, Wilmott RW, Abramson JS, Davies HD, Stanton B, Jacobs RF. (2015). Evaluation of a Mentoring Program for New Pediatric Department Chairs. Pediatric Publications and Presentations. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.06.069. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/peds_pp/65